News for Friday, October 31, 2014


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McDonoug Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off expected to draw big crowds to the Square Saturday

McDONOUGH — The predicted cool air will complement a belly full of chili this weekend.

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visits Academy for Advanced Studies

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle insisted that this generation and the next stand at the edge of a paradigm shift in economic opportunities.

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Four Henry schools drag on district’s 2014 grad rate

Officials reported a decline in the percentage of high school seniors who graduated on time in 2014 compared to 2013 in Henry County Schools.

East Point offers Gardiner city manager position

McDONOUGH — The city of East Point intends to offer McDonough’s City Administrator its city manager position, and McDonough city officials say they were blindsided.

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Hampton High Hornets celebrate a state tourney appearance in first season

HHS volleyball made state in 1st season

Don’t look at the win-loss record to judge the success of Hampton High volleyball in its first season.

Chilly weather expected across area

National Weather Service forecasters say a freeze is possible in parts of the northeast Georgia mountains Sunday, as a large area of cold high pressure builds into the region.

Local sex offenders to be monitored on Halloween

Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles officials say sex offenders on parole will be subject to increased supervision on Halloween.

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Community Christian dominates in fall sports tournaments

Community Christian School came away from this past weekend in sports with a few extra pieces of hardware to add to its trophy case.

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Convicted arsonist charged in recent house fire

Police have arrested and charged a convicted arsonist in a fire that damaged a government housing unit on Hooten Street, according to arrest warrants.

Henry County ranks fifth in state voter turnout

McDONOUGH — Henry County has the fifth highest voter turnout in the state, behind Gwinnett and Fulton counties.

Public hearing Monday on school closure proposal

Residents have another chance to voice their opinions on the proposed closure of McDonough Elementary in order to repurpose the facility as the new home for Patrick Henry Academy.

Officials expect academy’s temporary Certificate of Occupancy Friday

Officials said vendors have started moving equipment into the Academy for Advanced Studies addition at Henry County High.

Daylight saving time ends Sunday

McDONOUGH — The good news is, early risers will have morning sunlight when their alarms go off Monday morning. The bad news is, the sun will start setting by the end of the work day.

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Henry is first south metro county to offer kiosk tag renewal

Henry County is the first south metro Atlanta county to offer a new kiosk system for renewal of car registrations, said Tax Commissioner David Curry.

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Get your trick-or-treat on in Henry County

McDONOUGH — Ghosts and Goblins will have plenty of places to haunt this Halloween.

Scammers targeting eBay users

McDONOUGH — The holidays are just around the corner and many shoppers will take to the internet to buy gifts.

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Jason Carter stumps in Stockbridge

The Democratic candidate for governor met with supporters Thursday

STOCKBRIDGE — Dozens of Jason Carter supporters chanted “No raw deal Jason is for real,” as the Democratic candidate for governor stepped off his bus.

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Henry County Church Bulletin

A list of happenings around the Henry County faith community

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Community Christian dominates in fall sports tournaments

Community Christian School came away from this past weekend in sports with a few extra pieces of hardware to add to its trophy case.

BELL: God loves our faith and obedience

Hebrews, chapter 11 is known as the faith chapter in the Bible.

Martha Russell

Martha Russell age 92 of McDonough passed away October 28, 2014.

David Aldridge

Mr. Aldridge was born in Hamilton, Canada on March 24, 1934.

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Rabies alert issued for three McDonough subdivisions

McDONOUGH — For the 18th time this year, an area of Henry County is under a 45-day rabies alert, following a raccoon testing positive for the disease.

Hampton hosting city-wide clean up Nov. 7-9

HAMPTON — Have any old junk lying around cluttering up the house? Now’s the time to get rid of it.

Schools closed Tuesday

There will be no classes for public school students Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Local physical therapist recognized as Fellow

Joseph Powell